I own an iPhone—proudly. I have been on-board with one since 2007, and would not switch to another smartphone if you paid me.
I consider myself an app-addict and often peruse the Apple App Store for new items to that can help me stay organized and focused. At present, I have better than 150 apps on my phone—most of which are there for that “just in case” moment, but some are used almost daily—this list speaks briefly about the latter.
That said, I tend to keep my app choices to those which are offered for free because, in this economy, I don’t need my money going to something frivolous or unnecessary. So, if I do shell out any money for an app, trust that I’ve researched it long enough to consider it worth my while.
So, let’s get started:
1. My Fitness Pal (free): Calorie counting has become a way of life for me—despite what the doctors or weight watchers has to say :)—I do so as much to evaluate my sodium and fat intake as I do to make sure I am keeping my eating habits in check. This app offers a huge food database (I have yet to enter an item that wasn’t in their listing) and online syncing. It’s been an invaluable tool in helping me to maintain my fitness goals.
2. Nike Training Club (free): This is a great way to either diversify a routine you’ve already established or get you started on your way to one. I use it, at least 2-3 times a week as a supplement to my regimen and I have to say it has been phenomenal.
3. Cozi (ad-supported, free version): I recently have had to start re-organizing my calendar to include varying activities for the different members of my family and Cozi has been a nice tool for giving me that quick glance of what’s on the menu for the day. It offers color coded dots for each family member and gives you the option of setting reminders (via email or text) for all the most important tasks of the day. It’s the PDA for my famLay—okay, that was cheesy. But, it really is great.
4. All-in-Yoga ($1.99): I love this yoga app for it’s simplicity and ease. I’m still a novice so I didn’t see a need to spend a ton on a yoga app that I wasn’t sure I’d use very much, but I use this one 2 to 3 times a week. It’s been a little up and down lately, due to various updates, but I still favor it above most of the others I’ve seen/used.
5. Facebook (free): Of course, just about everyone updates their Facebook account via a mobile phone these day,s and I am no exception.
6. BlogPress ($2.99): I write two blogs and BlogPress offers me a decent way to keep both updated with fresh content as well as write on the go—something I have done on more than one occasion.